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Core strategy

See the core strategy document for the Local Development Framework.
Changes to the Scheme of Delegation

On 29 March 2023, members agreed changes to the Council’s constitution and scheme of delegation.

The new scheme will be applied to applications with a Statutory Start Date of 30 March 2023 or later.  The changes are:

  • 10 or more objections will be required to trigger a planning committee meeting 
  • A scheme with an amenity society objection will be referred to a Chairs’ Review meeting

About the core strategy

Read the core strategy for the Local Development Framework.

Core strategy examination

See how the soundness of the core strategy was examined.

Core strategy previous consultation

See how we consulted the public on the core strategy between 2005 and 2011.

Core strategy submission

See the core strategy documents we submitted for inspection by an independent planning inspector.